Wetland delineation workshop series

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Basic Plant ID for Wetland Delineation

July 9–11, 2018 | 2.5 days | 8 a.m.–5 p.m., Monday and Tuesday; 8 a.m.–noon, Wednesday

Location: The Hausmann Nature Center at Lapham Peak
Lapham Peak State Park is located in Delafield, Wisconsin in the heart of the Lake Country, WI area. It’s located one mile south of I-94, 25 miles west of Milwaukee and 45 miles east of Madison, Wis

Kettle Moraine State Forest—Lapham Peak Unit | W329 N846 Co. C | Delafield, WI 53018


This workshop introduces participants to the basics of plant identification. No previous experience with plant identification is required. Lectures on taxonomy, plant structure and use of plant keys for identification are provided with appropriate field work. It is preferable but not required to take this workshop prior to the Basic Wetland Delineation Training Workshop.

Topics covered include:

Participants are introduced to the process of identifying wetland and aquatic plants using technical keys. No prior use of keys or previous identification experience is assumed, making this truly a "basic" course. Workshop activities include:

  • An introduction to plant keys and plant key structure
  • Basic plant structure and morphology
  • Woody (trees and shrubs) plant identification
  • Herbaceous plant identification (with emphasis on rushes, sedges and grasses)
  • A survey will conclude the planned activities


1.8 CEUs/18 Contact Hours

Continuing Education Units (CEUs) are a means of recognizing and recording satisfactory participation in non-degree programs. University of Wisconsin-Extension (UW-Ex) awards one CEU for every 10 contact hours in a continuing education experience. Actual contact hours are recorded. CEUs are offered at no additional charge, through the UW-Ex.

UW-Ex CEUs fulfill continuing education requirements for many professionals, agencies and organizations. Professional associations may have specific licensing requirements. Individuals should contact their licensing association before assuming UW-Ex CEUs will fulfill all requirements.

UW-La Crosse keeps records of individual CEUs for three years of programming. Certificates are emailed within two weeks of the conclusion of each program. Requests for duplicate CEU certificates are charged a $15 processing fee.

Request form for duplicate CEU hours & certificate

Cancellation policy:

Substitutions welcome. Full refund less $50 processing fee two weeks prior to event, no refunds thereafter. Cancellations must be submitted in writing to: conted@uwlax.edu.

A transfer fee of $50 is charged when requesting the cancellation of one workshop and registering for another workshop.

Lodging information coming soon.

Agenda coming soon.

Future locations:

2018-2021 TBD, Waukesha, Wis.